Who we are

Our Mission

We manage and trade physical commodities by building long term strategic relationships and strong market understanding. We have a reputation for being reliable and doing what it takes to deliver on our promise to our customers. We support our partners and create value together.

Our company was built on hard work and a commitment to succeed. Our culture is underpinned by the promise we make to our people and principles that guide our behaviour and how we work with our partners.

What we do

We are an established mineral and energy trading company specialising in metals, minerals and coal. Our experienced team facilitates the sourcing, trading and supply of resources from mines directly to our clients. This ensures reliable delivery and enhanced quality control at every step as we serve our clients’ specific needs. Our years of experience in the African minerals and energy sector have allowed us to access a broad variety of minerals and metals from selected suppliers across the continent. Through our enhanced distribution system, we supply our clients in Asia and Europe with the raw materials required to fuel their industrial and energy operations.

To ensure efficient delivery at competitive prices, our team will oversee the entire acquisition process keeping our clients updated at every step. Our clients can depend on direct delivery of time-sensitive shipments that allow their operations to run smoothly.

We also work closely with suppliers of mineral products, often providing marketing and logistics services, as well as short to mid-term capital, to companies looking to grow their businesses.

Our leadership

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Executive Director

Ryan worked as the Mine Manager for Nama Copper Resources in South Africa, and as Operations Manager for Zambian Demolition and Reliable de Mozambique. Mazule benefits from his on-the-ground operational management experience as it looks to develop its own projects in the mining and reprocessing sector. Ryan has a Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of South Africa.

Andrew Malashewsky

Andrew Malashewsky

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Prior to joining Mazule in 2019, he has worked in both public practice and in public and private industry focused on metals and mining. His industry experience includes a range of financial, management, consulting, and project focused roles in exploration, project finance, development, operations, and M&A.

Kiara Barker

Kiara Barker

Chief Operating Officer

Kiara is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants,. She began her career working for PwC in the banking department and then took on the role of assistant controller at Silver Wheaton (Caymans) Ltd before joining Mazule in 2017. She applies her financial expertise across the global operations and in commercial ventures.

Sonja de Villiers

Sonja de Villiers

Head of Logistics

Sonja joined Mazule in Cape Town in December 2018. She has more than 15 years experience handling logistics in the iron, chrome and manganese industry, and worked for well-known companies such as Metalmin Worldwide Logistics and Gunvor. She oversees the logistics function and team.

Emma Dawson

Emma Dawson

Senior Operations Controller

Emma is an engineering graduate from the University of Cape Town, she began her career at Mazule as an operations controller. Her responsibilities include supply chain management, contract negotiations, risk management, WSMD or Weight and Quality Control, logistics, stock management, import and export management and documentation.

David Solomon

David Solomon

Finance Manager

David is a South African Chartered Accountant and has vast experience in the Energy industry through his audit practices working abroad and assisting smaller companies with their growth and expansion through implementation of better business practices and strategic guidance, as well as assisting companies in going through their public listings on the NYSE, LSE and JSE.

The expertise we have developed allows us to create and manage effective logistics solutions both for producers and consumers of mineral products.

We provide marketing and logistics services, as well as short-to mid-term capital, to companies looking to grow their businesses.